Taster Sessions

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Croysutt Warriors are hosting a Toyota Parasport Get Active Event with the chance to try both goalball and showdown. 

Date: Saturday 18th September
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: The Minster School, Warrington Road, Croydon, CR0 4BH

There will be a goalball session in the morning (10am to 12pm) followed by a showdown session (12pm to 2pm); then another goalball session in the afternoon (2pm to 4pm) followed by another showdown session (4pm to 6pm).

Everyone is welcome to come and have a go whether visually impaired or sighted.

There will also be the chance to meet a GB Paralympic medallist.

For more information please contact Robin Faulkner:
Telephone 07889 648925
Email croysuttwarriors@outlook.com

British Blind Sport are partnering with Sight Support West of England to deliver an inclusive multi-sport event in Bristol.

Date: Saturday 25th September
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: St Pauls Community Sports Academy, Newfoundland Road, St Pauls, Bristol, BS2 9NH

For more information, and to register your interest, please contact Alex Pitts:
Telephone 07929 356428
Email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

Goalball UK Junior Day

The event is open to young people aged 8 – 16, of any sight level and to new or existing players.

Players will have the opportunity to develop their on-court skills through fun games and friendly matches delivered to suit all abilities. Players will also have time to socialise through structured fun activities.

Date: Tuesday 26th October
Time: 10am to 3pm
Venue: Monkshill Sports Centre, Farnborough Avenue, Selsdon, CR2 8HD

Parents, carers, and guardians are welcome to stay or drop the young person off however if so, the young person must be independent.

Free to attend but booking is required.

For more information please contact Stephen Newey:
Telephone 07719 520 528
Email Stephen.Newey@goalballuk.com 

Goalball UK Junior Day

The event is open to young people aged 8 – 16, of any sight level and to new or existing players.

Players will have the opportunity to develop their on-court skills through fun games and friendly matches delivered to suit all abilities. Players will also have time to socialise through structured fun activities.

Date: Thursday 28th October
Time: 10am to 3pm
Venue: Hanson Academy, Swain House Road, Bradford, BD2 1JP

Parents, carers, and guardians are welcome to stay or drop the young person off however if so, the young person must be independent.

Free to attend but booking is required.

For more information please contact Stephen Newey:
Telephone 07719 520 528
Email Stephen.Newey@goalballuk.com 

Goalball UK are busy working to develop new clubs throughout the country and regularly hold taster sessions.

Dates and venues for future sessions will be announced soon. To register your interest please email us or call 0114 2235670.

To find a list of all Goalball UK clubs please click here.

Are you interested in playing Goalball? Or becoming a coach or an official? Then contact your nearest club and Get Involved!

All you need to start a club

  • A quiet gym, and, if it has a volleyball court marked in it it’s a bonus as this is the same size as a Goalball court and you can use these lines for guidance
  • Tape and string to mark out the court
  • A ball that makes a noise, preferably a goalball but if you have youngsters playing it may be advisable to start with a Jingle Ball which is larger and softer than a Goalball, or a Kixz football
  • Padding, to cover elbows, knees, hips, chest (for girls) and groins (for boys)
  • Eyeshades, like ski goggles but sleepshades could be used to start with, these are less expensive although they do not offer the same protection
  • Goals can be formed from gym benches initially but players need to be warned to be careful not to fall over them.
  • Some willing players!!
Equipment Information
A group of Goalball Players

For information on how to improve your club, Click Here to visit our Club Matters page.  

If you are interested in starting a new goalball club then Goalball UK will be able to support you in gaining all the equipment outlined above and help you develop the club. For more information please email us or call 0114 2235670.

Officiating

We are always looking for new officials to help support our domestic competitions. For information on how to become an officialClick Here to visit our Volunteering page.

Volunteering

For information on how to volunteer Click Here to visit our Volunteering page.